Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life

ISBN: 9780521016568
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Edition: First Edition
Publication Date: 2002-10-28
Number of pages: 354
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Adam Smith wrote two books, one about economics and the other about morality. How do these books go together? How do markets and morality mix? James Otteson provides a comprehensive examination and interpretation of Smith's moral theory and demonstrates how his conception of morality applies to his understanding of markets, language and other social institutions. Considering Smith's notions of natural sympathy, the impartial spectator, human nature and human conscience, the author addresses whether Smith thinks that moral judgments enjoy a transcendent sanction.

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